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FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (July 28-Aug. 3): Azumi (Ryuhei Kitamura, Japan, 2003). See Opening for review. Call for times.


57 Post (near Market), 393-0100 and for information; phone or e-mail for reservations. $5. This cultural asset of long standing continues a summer film series this week. Shown on projected video, with salon-style discussions to follow led by Michael Fox.

FRIDAY (July 28): They've got moonlight on the sands, they've got South Pacific (Joshua Logan, 1958), but have they got dames? I ask you 6:30 p.m.


5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, (510) 464-4640, Free.

DAILY (Closed Monday): "Love and Betrayal" screens five films drawn from five decades of Bollywood cinema, all Indian film classics, playing continuously in five separate screening rooms: Mr. and Mrs. 55 (Guru Dutt, 1955), Guide (Vijay Anand, 1965), Dostana (Raj Khosla, 1980), Henna (Randhir Kapoor, 1991) and Lajja (Rajkumar Santoshi, 2001). Through Aug. 6. Screenings run 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


2575 Bancroft (at Bowditch), Berkeley, (510) 642-1124 and, $8, second show $2. The East Bay mecca for film scholars, part of UC Berkeley's Art Museum, thrives at its on-campus location, up the steps on Bancroft between Telegraph Avenue and the Hearst Gym.

WEDNESDAY: Lovers of the squeeze-box will appreciate the "I Hear Music" series screening of Accordian Tribe (Stefan Schwietert, Switzerland, 2004) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: "Beyond Bollywood," a series of recent Indian films, screens the black comedy Throne of Death (Murali Nair, 1999) 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: A Janet Gaynor retrospective screens the entertaining State Fair (Henry King, 1934; 7 p.m. ), co-starring Will Rogers, and the musical comedy Adorable (William Dieterle, 1933; 9 p.m. ).

SATURDAY: A Frank Borzage series screens a rare silent by this staunch romantic, The Nth Commandment (1923; 6:30 p.m. ), plus Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes in the restored Hemingway adaptation A Farewell to Arms (1932; 8 p.m. ).

SUNDAY: Gaynor finds work as a maid in Servants' Entrance (Frank Lloyd, 1934) 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Closed.

TUESDAY: Teens pass along a Chain Camera (Kirby Dick, 2001) 7:30 p.m.


1834 Park (at Lake Merritt), Oakland, (510) 814-2400, $5 save as noted. This friendly neighborhood theater serves beer, pizza, and more with its films. 21 and over.

THURSDAY (July 27): Remember when Owen Wilson's act was fresh? The Onion AV Club screens the delightful and unpretentious Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1996) 9:15 p.m.

TUESDAY (Aug. 1): The ever-fresh Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001) screens as a benefit for Critical Resistance. $7 9:15 p.m.

MIDNIGHT SHOW (Saturday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975), with live performance by Barely Legal. $6.


1118 Fourth St. (at A Street), San Rafael, 454-1222, $9.50 save as noted. This three-screen repertory theater, officially the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, is operated by the California Film Institute. Programs are complex; check carefully and call for confirmation.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Russian Dolls (Cedric Klapisch, France, 2005) 6:30, 9:15 p.m. The Oh in Ohio (Deborah Scranton, 2006) 7, 9 p.m. Three Times (Hou Hsaio Hsien, Taiwan, 2005) 9:10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The Sundance Institute Art House Project continues its retrospective of its independent films with Treat Williams putting the moves on Laura Dern with his Smooth Talk (Joyce Chopra, 1985). Producer Martin Rosen in person 7 p.m.

THURSDAY: The indieWIRE: Undiscovered Gems series of new, unreleased films screens Red Doors (Georgia Lee, 2005), a dramedy about a Chinese-American family in suburban New York 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY: Call for films and times.


1727 Haight (at Cole), 668-3994, $8 save as noted. There's a spot on the couch for you at this collectively owned rep house.

WEDNESDAY: After 35 years, still a rep theater lifeline: Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971) 2, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: A flying saucer's crash landing causes problems in the desert in Jack Arnold's crisp, cool It Came from Outer Space (1953) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Sat 2, 4 p.m.

SUNDAY & MONDAY: Still timely Noam Chomsky talks of just how a consensus is reached in Manufacturing Consent (Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick, Canada, 1992) 2, 5:20, 8:45 p.m.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 1-3): Go boating if you dare: Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer, 2005) 7:15, 9:15 p.m.; also Wed 2 p.m.


Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison (near Shattuck), (510) 647-2949; (925) 225-9490 and for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. $11 save as noted. This legit theater hosts the 26th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

SATURDAY: The SF Jewish Film Festival opens here with Belzec (Moscovitz, France) noon. A Voice without a Face (Basson, Israel) 2:30 p.m. Sisai (Gavro, Israel), followed by panel discussion 4:20 p.m. A drama of the 1984 rescue of Ethiopian Jews, Live and Become (Radu Mihaileanu, Belgium, 2005), followed by a Dessert Reception. $20 6:45 p.m. Women compete to be The First Zionist Bunny (Shahar, Israel) 10 p.m.

SUNDAY: Jewish Film Festival — Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School (Fayngold) 11:30 a.m. Be Fruitful and Multiply (Shalm, Israel) 2 p.m. The expulsion of settlers from the Gaza Strip is documented in Yoav Shamir's documentary 5 Days (Israel). A panel discussion follows 4:30 p.m. Troubled Water (Karni, Israel) 7:30 p.m. What a Wonderful Place (Halfon, Israel) 9:35 p.m.

MONDAY: Jewish Film Festival — A painfully unfunny comedy, Roots (Loungin, France/Russia) 2 p.m. Amos Gitai's new documentary, News from Home/News from House (Israel) 4:15 p.m. Gitai's drama, Free Zone 6:30 p.m. Blues by the Beach (Faudem, Israel/U.S.) 8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Jewish Film Festival — A free screening of the anthology film 18-J (Burman et al, Argentina) 2 p.m. Love Iranian-American Style (Eshaghian) and Jews of Iran (Farahani, Israel) 4:15 p.m. Forgiving Dr. Mengele (Hercules and Pugh) 6:45 p.m. Papa (Mashkov) 9:15 p.m.


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